That's the message. The nuts and bolts is a concerted effort to keep Democrats from voting -- through intimidation, by striking new voters from the rolls, which is going to happen to lots of them, clogging polling stations to create delays that keep late day (predominantly) Obama voters from voting altogether. Smears in the air and voter suppression on the ground.
Many people say, well ... all this stuff just hasn't worked. But the truth is that the really corrupt and vicious part of McCain's effort only comes now because it's only in the last couple weeks that you can pull stuff that the press won't get to call you on before election day -- after which it doesn't matter. Will it take Obama down? So far McCain's gutter campaign has hurt him more than helped. But there's no reason to be sure it will continue that way. And many Obama supporters, sure the election is basically wrapped up, appear ready to slack in the stretch and let McCain smear and cheat his way into office.
Marshall speaks the truth. I can't help but notice that nobody reading this blog has contributed any money to my Obama fund raising page in the last couple of weeks (although many of you already have, for which I am VERY grateful.) Remember this:
WE DO NOT HAVE THIS THING WON YET. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. THE RIGHT WING CRIMINALS WHO RUN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL USE ANY ILLEGAL METHOD, ANY LIE, ANY VICIOUS TACTIC, TO WIN. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. KEEP WORKING, KEEP GIVING, KEEP FIGHTING!!